Caroline from Costa Rica FIRE will tell us how she reached FIRE under “exceptional circumstances”: She stumbled upon the FIRE movement in her 40s, she and her husband Scott have 2 daughters, their strategy was to focus on Real Estate and they did all of this while living in New York, a high cost of living area! We will discuss Caroline’s journey and she will share how she and her husband managed to change their lifestyle completely and reached FIRE. And we will also discuss how they managed to buy property after property both in the US and abroad (Costa Rica!). … More How to hit FIRE in your 40s living in an HCOL city with Caroline
Have you ever backed away from bargaining at a flea market, thinking it would be too cheap? Or have you cut down on a decent waiter’s tip to save some dollars over dinner? To most people, both of them might look like examples of the same phenomena. However, the first scene shows a frugal personality, while the other one is downright cheap. We know what you’re thinking, how can someone possibly know when they’re crossing the line from being frugal to cheap? Although there is a fine line between the two, if you understand the concept, you’ll know what’s cheap and what’s not right away. To bring things into perspective, here are some differences between frugal and cheap to get you a clear picture. … More Frugal Vs Cheap – What is the Difference?
In today’s episode, we will speak to my friend Jacob from I Heart Budgets.
We met at Fincon 19 and he told me he was currently on a “mini-retirement” travelling in an RV (a large motorhome/camper van) with his wife and three kids through the US. He started this crazy plan in August of 2018 and while the plan was to travel 1 year they have extended their plans.
This episode is for you if you are keen on hearing about why someone with a well-paid job is “suddenly” making a drastic lifestyle change by moving to a more nomadic and minimalistic lifestyle. And more importantly how that can be achieved through budgeting and planning. This episode is also for you if you are new to budgeting and still wonder why it can be a fantastic starting point to achieve your goals. … More How Jacob quit his stressful six-figure job to move into an RV and embrace a minimalistic lifestyle
We are heading to Thailand and will be talking to my friend Brad from Man Overseas. Brad is a traveller and likes to venture overseas in different cities with his wife. We will talk about the specifics of his current lifestyle, how he has focused over the years to reach this lifestyle and we will end up with very powerful insights on building self-confidence! … More How to travel full-time and build self-confidence with Brad
and is Earn1K from Ramit Sethi worth it? This Fincon has definitely been interesting for me and I went out of my comfort zone again, I have interviewed a few interesting persons during my time there and recorded everything on video. Ramit Sethi was a Keynote speaker at Fincon and he also took the time … More Make your wallet behave well with Christianna
Traveling abroad and do not know how to figure out currency, credit cards use? Make sure you read this post! … More Financial Tips for Your First Overseas Holiday
Why I write about Personal Finance, why is managing your finances important? … More Why I write about Personal Finance
Hey there friends, Just stumbled upon this article from Budgets are Sexy that I read enthusiastically. In short, J. Money, a long-time blogger, is comparing his life and finances of 2012 to those of 2019. I thought it provided good food for thought on where I was myself 7 years ago and where I am now, and … More What has your journey been since 2012?